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How Great is the Need for Speed for High-Frequency Trading

The growing availability of tick-by-tick market data from a variety of liquid markets has prompted one influential economist to preach the virtues of incorporating high-frequency data into risk systems to improve their performance. But risk managers at banks are unconvinced; … Continue reading

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Did Senator Kaufman have a point about monitoring high-frequency trading?

The SEC needs to understand high-frequency trading no more than they need to understand trading in general, before making any attempts to regulate it. Regulations have been in place for decades, yet, trading exchanges and their participants have evolved quickly in the last decade, and therefore it is reasonable to expect that some monitoring procedures of the past need to be revisited. Yes, Senator Kaufman had a point, strengthening the monitoring of not only high-frequency, algorithmic or electronic trading but trading in general; Bernie Madoff was certainly not a high-frequency trader. Continue reading

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